LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: The word "optical" is absent in the press release, so I would wait before getting our hopes up... could still be something à la Pureview.

That was my exactly my point...
Are you one of those who believe blindly in press releases? :-/

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)

The word "optical" is absent in the press release, so I would wait before getting our hopes up... could still be something à la Pureview.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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CQui: Great article, may I ask about zoom ratio, would a 2x (ex.200 - 400) be better than a 4x (ex. 100 - 400)

Super Ciofegon 18-1000mm f/2.8!
http://www.nadir.it/pandora/CIOFEGON/ciofegon.htm

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

The orange stuff is hilarious... a masterful write-up, really eye-opening and informative, as it's the norm with Mr. Cicala. Hats off.

That could also in part explain why I like shooting with the old Pentax SMC-M 80-200mm f/4.5... it's so imperfect and variable as you zoom, focus, vary the aperture and move around that it's like a living thing. Vignette varies, OoF quality varies, hell even focus shifts at different aperture (and only at some focal lengths)... You get every chance to change every parameter to suit the inspiration of the moment.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Just like unedited GoPro footage of some lame thing.
It only screams "ME! ME! ME!"

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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SimenO1: Why are so many drones based on the battery inefficient multicopter-design, when an airplane-based design would offer so much smoother glide, less noise and longer battery time?

To have a larger palette of options doesn't mean that you only have to use one.
To have on option means that you can only use the one.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
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SimenO1: Why are so many drones based on the battery inefficient multicopter-design, when an airplane-based design would offer so much smoother glide, less noise and longer battery time?

Vertical or horizontal panning is not stationary and cannot be done with a winged design.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (87 comments in total)

"Analagous"... halarious X-D

Edit: but I like "Complimentary" better, just because it's for free...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 15:03 UTC as 26th comment
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Fujica: Stop the marketing crap " ISO of 819,200" and a APS-C sensor.

Images taken with these high ISO settings have alway been unusable and they'll probably be unusable in this camera too.

Most photographers look for clean images, not for colourful pixelated artwork, that is supposed to be an image.

@cosinaphile You mean IR?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:11 UTC
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LensBeginner: Uhm... spreadsheet?
Been doing this for ages the old-school way...

Just to clarify, mine was not meant to be a trolling post...
However I can't help but be perplexed sometimes, when an old solution to an old problem is marketed as "new" just because it comes in the shape of an "app".

BTW a spreadsheet is of course an already dumbed-down, more convenient way to do it - if without all the bells and whistles a database (which is the "proper" way) can offer.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:22 UTC

Uhm... spreadsheet?
Been doing this for ages the old-school way...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 22:34 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
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AshMills: They should have made it a webcam with a massive crop.

...looks like you've put an "o" instead of an "a"...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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whawha: The solution is easy: flash the back side of the hand. Sure, it might convey a slightly different message, but hey one has to have one's priorities...

...wouldn't do that to an Aussie... :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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Lan: In other news, water is found to be wet...

...or the fact that they recalled the faulty Note 7, and the units in which the issue had supposedly been corrected started exploding as well...

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
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munro harrap: Dan, it is not ridiculous at all: the majority of people fail to register that photography IS all about the light ("And God saw the Light that it was good and divided the Light from the darkness"etc)
Akhenaton, and Turner, and me too regard the Sun as God, just as the Hindus and yes, the Japanese do- "the land of the Rising Sun" Danny boy!!

The only tragedy involved here other than the failure to realize simple longstanding truths and beliefs as even relevant is Nikon's failure to pack their precision goods properly in foam cut-outs inside decent strong boxes, so that our machinery cannot be damaged in transit.

Other than that it is one of the planet's most important companies, and it is an amazing company, here maybe trying to clue you into what thay want as competition entries!!

Yeah, that thing about the sun dying and resurrecting after 3 days of apparent lack of movement (hence, "death"), on the 25th of December, from the constellation of the Virgo.

...oh, wait... :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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LensBeginner: Focus and recompose...

I don't have lots of unsharp pictures, as a matter of fact.
OTOH, the focus and recompose scenario also applies to large-DoF situations, and in those cases the plugin is kinda useless.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 18:57 UTC

Focus and recompose...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:33 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

Not really "inexpensive" IMHO...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 5th comment
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Frank C.: He talks Italian without dialect or at least the version taught in school, wouldn't mind sharing an espresso with this giovanotto, he seems like a great guy.

If they are considered languages, they cease to be dialects, so the difference still stands...

'un ti preoccupare brodino costì, che so d'icché sto parlando ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
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Frank C.: He talks Italian without dialect or at least the version taught in school, wouldn't mind sharing an espresso with this giovanotto, he seems like a great guy.

Yes and no.
1. yes he talks only with a slight Milanese accent, which is apparent mainly in the vowels.

2. dialects are only variants of the Italian language: perhaps you were thinking about Sardinian or Friulan which are full-fledged languages and are talked in the Italian peninsula/islands. OTOH, Neapolitan, just to name one, is a dialect of Italian.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
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